Tourists spent a total of Sk14.23 billion (€355.75 million) in foreign
currency in the first half of 2004 while Slovak citizens spent a total of Sk13.593 billion (€339.8 million) in forex revenues outside the country, news wire TASR wrote.
Whereas the forex revenues were down by 22 percent year-on-year, expenses
increased by 3 percent, according to the Economy Ministry.
Of the tourist revenues, individuals provided 94 percent, group holidays
4.7 percent and out-of-bank currency exchanges 1.3 percent.
As for expenses, individual trips accounted for 79.8 percent of the total,
group holidays 16.3 percent and business trips 3.9 percent.
The balance of tourism revenues and expenditure ended the period with a
surplus of Sk637 million (€1592.5), down by 87.7 percent on the year.
Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
12. Oct 2004 at 10:41